Jackpot! by Jackie Pilossoph (Aug 2, 2011)
Considering that, this novel has some of the most selfish and self-centered characters that I have ever read, this book did eventually turn into an engaging and interesting read. The characters did eventually grow, and they did finally become likable. And they even did get a happily ever after.
So how would you react if your mother won the lotto and offered you an 8 million dollar bribe to have a baby?
And you had to have this child or adopt this child, in the next year? A lot of people would think that nah they would/couldn’t do it and then I’m sure there are some of us that might be tempted, especially those that are already in a long term relationship, right?
Well you may have more integrity than this brother and sister team does since they fail to tell their partners of this stipulation of their mothers. So naturally, once the partners find out that they have been being used, trouble falls like rain from a storm cloud.
I really disliked the mother for doing this to her kids…and yes, you do find out much later in the book that there was a valid reason for her to be so pushy, but I felt it still was too manipulative.
This book did have its comedic high points, but not as many as I had hoped for. The descriptions of the Chicago area are wonderful and I felt as if I were there.
It was not a bad book, but I think it would make a better movie than a book.